Links 12/8/11

Links for you. Science:

Budget appropriations have impact on research funding (expect non-competitive renewals to be cut by at least 10% below the payline; cutting our way to prosperity rocks)
Expansion of genome research will benefit two Boston-area research centers
Fire ants conquered America by monopolising calorie-rich food
Why Sugar Makes Us Sleepy (And Protein Wakes Us Up)


On Climate, Huntsman Could Be as Crazy as the Rest of ‘Em
D.C. schools have largest black-white achievement gap in federal study (as I’ve noted many times, it’s poverty; unfortunately, that’s buried two-thirds of the way into the article)
Annals of Interesting Peer Review Decisions
I’m Comic Sans, Asshole.
My Occupy LA Arrest, by Patrick Meighan
Outrage Grows Over Air Pollution and China’s Response (another victory for ‘free’ trade agreements…)
English riots were ‘a sort of revenge’ against the police (put another way, for once, the rioters were given attention; this was a form of communication)
Middle Class Is Not a Virtue
‘Mythbusters’ cannonball hits Dublin home, minivan
Hill staffer explains to the unemployed that they’re lazy
The Innumeracy of Educators, or Mark Twain Was Right

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